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Indian History - Medieval MCQs

1. Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded India for the first time during the reign of which among the following Mughal Emperors?
[A] Muhammad Shah
[B] Ahmad Shah
[C] Shah Alam-II
[D] Akbar-II

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2. The exhaustive codification of Islamic laws in the name of ‘Fatwa-i-Alamgiri’ was done at the behest of which among the following rulers of Medieval India?
[A] Alauddin Khalji
[B] Sher Shah Suri
[C] Akbar
[D] Aurangzeb

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3. Who among the following was the religious guru of Shivaji?
[A] Tukaram
[B] Eknath
[C] Jnaneshwar
[D] Ram Das

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4. Octagonal’ shape of mausoleums is the distinctive feature of which of the following dynasties of Medieval India?
[A] Khalji
[B] Tughlaq
[C] Sayyid
[D] Lodi

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5. Which among the following foreign travellers is not correctly paired with their respective period of visit in India?
[A] Fa Hien – Gupta Period
[B] Hiuen Tsang – Post Gupta Period
[C] Al Beruni – Early Medieval Period
[D] Ibn Batutta – Mughal Period

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6. Silapaddikaram’ and ‘Manimekalai’ are the immortal epic works belonging to which of the following period?
[A] Pre-Mauryan Age
[B] Sangam Age
[C] Gupta Age
[D] Early Medieval Age

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7. The silver coin which was introduced by Sher Shah and continued by the Mughals was :
[A] Rupaya
[B] Dinar
[C] Asharfi
[D] Muhar

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8. The rulers of Bahmani kingdom encouraged the development of art and architecture in the form of cities, buildings, mosques and fortresses. The incorrect statement in this context is:
[A] The city of Hyderabad was founded by Ibrahim Adil Shah of Bijapur.
[B] Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, the mausoleum of Mohammad Adil Shah is the largest dome.
[C] The Char Minar of Hyderabad was built by Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golkunda.
[D] Mahmud Gawan built a college at Bidar.

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9. Which legendary Sufi saint of Chishti order was popularly known as ‘Chirag-e-Dehlavi (Chirag of Delhi)’?
[A] Nizamuddin Auliya
[B] Shaikh Nasiruddin Mahmud
[C] Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
[D] None of the above

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10. In the light of events which occurred during the reign of Shahjahan, select the statement which is NOT correct:
[A] The capital of the mughal empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi.
[B] Monthly scale was introduced in Mansabdari system.
[C] Foreign travelers Bernier, Travernier and Manucci visited the Mughal court.
[D] Jats and Satnamis raised the banner of rebellion.

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